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Ted Harvey: The latest election for Republicans was no fluke
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Ted Harvey: The latest election for Republicans was no fluke

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Republican wins race for Virginia governor

Republicans are feeling good after Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin, holding a broom to celebrate his GOP sweep, defeated the state's former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Nov. 3 in a state Biden had easily won last year. Can Democrats turn things around by next fall?

Ted Harvey

Ted Harvey

Weeks after a “red wave” slammed New Jersey and Virginia, Democrats are still reeling. To quote Democratic strategist Lanae Erickson, “If House elections had to be held on the day of the Virginia elections, we would have lost 50 seats.”

The writing is on the wall, and that writing is public opinion. In terms of congressional outlook, Republicans are currently polling ahead of Democrats by 10 percentage points — their largest lead since the early 1980s. When it comes to handling crime, Republicans hold a 22-point advantage. On the issue of inflation (more pressing with each passing day), it extends to 24 points.

Border security? Americans trust the Republican Party by a 27-point margin. Yes, people still believe in borders. And, no, they do not support six-figure payouts to illegal immigrants.

Making matters worse for Democrats, the liberal base is not energized by the failures of the Biden administration. Uninspired by press conferences with stock questions and scripted answers, under half of Biden voters expect to vote next year.

Democrats, beware: Nov. 2 was just the beginning. We are in the midst of a second American Revolution, characterized by a massive and mounting disdain for President Joe Biden and his left-wing platform.

Back in June, I warned the Biden administration about the “red wave” approaching. As I wrote, “Our Founding Fathers gave us a republic by which our revolutions are fought at the ballot box.” Indeed, it was fought in New Jersey, where the Senate president was taken down by an upstart. It was fought in Virginia, where Republicans won the governorship and two other statewide races, while regaining the majority in the House of Delegates. And Americans are still fighting.

Despite the incessant wailing of the radical left, Americans are seeing what happens when good-faith people rise up to fight for their children, their businesses and the American way of life.

When small businesses were summarily deemed “non-essential” and shut down last year, while big-box stores and fast-food chains remained open, Americans were infuriated. When schools were closed and childhood education was put on hold, Americans were enraged. When schools were reopened yet reserved for mask-wearers, despite minimal COVID-related risks, Americans were outraged. When children were forced to confront propaganda such as “critical race theory” and “white privilege” in the classroom, Americans were frustrated yet again.

This month, Americans told the Democratic Party: Enough.

The more Democrats and their allies promote policies with little to no support, the more that everyday Americans will fight back. If liberals dare to define parents as “domestic terrorists” — as a school association did — they will face their wrath at the ballot box.

People will organize and mobilize on Election Day. As one Democrat in Virginia acknowledged, “Voted straight ticket Republican today. First time in my life. The Democrats who kept my kids under house arrest all of last year didn’t get a single vote from me.” And, in the end, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe lost a state that Biden won by double digits just one year earlier. Hispanic voters, some of whom became first-time Republicans because of the Biden administration, went for Glenn Youngkin by an 11-point margin.

Yet Democrats such as U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blame the Virginia loss on centrism, urging her party to become even more left-wing. For lawmakers like her, the 2022 midterms will be another rude awakening.

November 2021 was no fluke. Republicans have every reason to be optimistic about the months to come. They have every reason to be encouraged by the Americans organizing and mobilizing to take back their schools, their districts and the entire country.

In the end, it will not be the Republican Party that wins the 2022 midterms — the second American Revolution. It will be the decent, hardworking fathers and mothers who stood up for their nation.

Which side will you be on?

Harvey is chairman of the anti-Biden Committee to Defeat the President. He wrote this for InsideSources.com.

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